September 19, 2009

formatted hard disk in linux ext2 files

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Dear friends
I was very frustrated after my external hard disk was accidentally formatted by TV set top box ,which was in linux ext2FS format and contained .ts and .tv folders. I tried several online data recovery softwares and 3 local data recovery companies in Hong Kong but all failed to recover the folders. A staff in one of the data recovery company told me that the reason for failure was because the folder codes,each was a 8 digits number in 16 bit numericals ,were all deleted,though the data was still present. Hence it is impossible to recover the folders no matter what method or software is employed. Is it true?
I was very depressed after this accident and certainly want to recover the folders as far as possible :(

Thanks for any help
regards

Simon